Stemmed Lanceolate Point   Save
Stemmed Lanceolate Point
Description: This stemmed Lanceolate point has a blade with nearly parallel sides and a broken tip. The stem is broad with parallel sides and squared base. It is black, gray, and pinkish gray with dark reddish brown and red staining on one side. There are natural flaws in the flint. This piece is from Late Paleo-Indian Culture. Paleo-Indians occupied Ohio between 15,000 and 9,000 years ago. In the western plains of North America, Paleo-Indians hunted mammoths and other game; because they moved in herds, caribou may have been a favored prey. Lanceolate points were a later development in Paleo-Indian technology. Sometimes a Paleo-Indian flintknapper would made a tool of special elegance - perhaps they saw an artistic value to their work. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: A3887_000003
Subjects: Paleo-Indians; Projectile points; Weapons, Prehistoric;
Places: Stemmed Lanceolate Point